Book Review + Giveaway: Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

It takes skill to write a novel that weaves together ghosts, the Civil Rights Movement, slavery, and a lost child. In her debut novel Glow, Jessica Maria Tuccelli whisks her readers from urban Washington, DC in the 1940s to the rural Georgia mountains. Eleven-year-old Ella McGee goes missing on a bus ride from DC to […]

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May Book Club: A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

  Before I read our May book club selection A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, I never gave Chechnya a second thought. Bad American, I know. Recently war torn country has been mentioned in the news quite often because of the recent tragedy in Boston. I read this book months before recent events. As […]

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I Only Want An E-Reader When I Travel

Reading on plane

I do this every time I fly on a plane. I debate on purchasing an e-reader. Even though I’m an early adopter when it comes to technology (hello, social media!), I’m still old school when it comes books. I still prefer print copies. I love shuffling through my cityscapes of books in search of my […]

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What I’m Reading Now

Glow by Jessica Maria Tuccelli

I broke my no books from the library rule last week and borrowed a book for me. The kids had their piles of picture books (which can get heavy!). On my way to the checkout station, I spotted Laura Childs’ latest Tea Shop Mystery: Sweet Tea Revenge. Her Tea Shop Mysteries are one of my favorite […]

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I Can Spot a Book Geek Anywhere

  I love how all my friends know I’m a book geek. My trip to Philly this weekend was really for  Type-A Philly, a one day blogging conference. Several friends made a point to introduce me to other book geeks or point out how much they loved From Left to Write. (Side note: you like […]

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Friday Reads: Road Trip Edition

Making Your Creative Mark by Eric Maisel

I’m off to Philadelphia this weekend for Type A Philly, a blogging conference. While I know I won’t get much reading done during the conference itself, I hope to read on the drive there and back. Of course, knowing my friend Anne and I, we’ll probably talk the entire time. However, a good reader is […]

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